Tuesday, November 27, 2007
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Friday, November 9, 2007
I guess this one is the oldest in my collection.
Worth $ 49.50
Published by Household Magazine 1945 Edition
Hundreds of interesting illustrations. It's a gourmet's tour of celebrated restaurants all over the United States.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Types of Lumpia (Springroll) in the Philippines:
1. Lumpia Hubad
Lumpiang Hubad literally means naked spring roll. It is basically unwrapped (without the crepe).
2. Lumpia Sariwa
Lumpiang Sariwa, or fresh spring rolls in English, consist of minced ubod (coconut tree) chicken or pork, crushed peanut, lettuce leaf and egg crepe. This variety is not fried.
3. Lumpia Shanghai (Fried)
Consist of mince pork, onions, egg, and carrots.
4. Lumpiang Prito
Lumpiang Prito literally means fried spring roll. Ingredients consists of vegetable variety of your choice, be it cabbage, beans, carrots, sweet potatoes, bean sprouts etc.
5. Lumpia Banana
Banana Lumpia or Turon is a Philippine dessert, made by thinly slicing pieces of bananas cut lengthwise, dusting in granulated sugar, rolling in a wrapper and frying. Brown sugar is coated while in the frying pan for additional sweetness of the wrapper.Sauce to dip lumpia in: soy sauce, vinegar, diced garlic, dash of black pepper
Friday, November 2, 2007
I would like to share my story:
I was working in Abu Dhabi, UAE for over ten years, never been sick nor hospitalized not until April 20, 1991 when I was admitted in a gov. hospital because of fever, itching and yellow coloured eyes. It was also discovered that I have type 2 diabetes. I was evaluated by the hospital, had a complete blood check-up which revealed an elevated billirubin, my ultrasound revealed an enlarged gallbladder, dilated bile and pancreatic ducts. A CT Scan suggested an enlargement in the head of the pancreas so an arrangement was made by the hospital that I will undergo a surgical exploration at the end of the week.
My sister an RN, was not willing that I will be operated in Abu Dhabi because I had no relatives there. What if I'm gonna die? She requested that I will be moved to USA because of her confidence in the institution. I travelled from Abu Dhabi with a stop over in London for a few hours then to USA. After a series of test and biopsy it was confirmed and diagnosed of peri-ampullary adenocarcinoma.
A day before the surgery, my doctor talked to me and without any hesitation, he directly informed me that I have Cancer. It will be an open-close operation. This means that if cancer has spread he will just close it, if its not then I will have to undergo a Whipple surgery. I just could not believe it. It was not denial 'cause I feel that I was very strong. I lost my mother due to cervical cancer in 1988. I thought and prayed oh dear God, why me???? You took my parents and now me??? Please let me live, I'm still young I have so many things to do yet.
My surgery was in May 1991. They found a 3 cm. large mass involving the entire ampulla of Vater. However, there was no involvement of the pancreas nor any mets diseases . The surgery lasted for 6 hours.
I have a good recovery but the first few days after surgery was terrible with all those tubes and gadgets attached in my body, it was not easy getting up, moving and walking around doing my daily post operative exercise.
Curative surgical resection is the only option for long-term survival. Surgical or radiologic biliary decompression, relief of gastric outlet obstruction, and adequate pain control may improve the quality of life but do not affect overall survival rate.
Pathophysiology: Ninety percent of ampullary tumors are adenocarcinomas. Neuroendocrine tumors, cystadenomas, and adenomas represent additional, but uncommon, histologic types. Tumors originate from ductal epithelial cells and usually invade into the substance of the pancreas. In more advanced disease states, peripancreatic tissue and the adventitia of large neighboring vessels, such as the superior mesenteric and portal veins, may be involved.
Lymph nodes metastases are present in as many as half of patients. Pericanalicular lymph nodes usually are the first to be involved. Nodes along the superior mesenteric, gastroduodenal, common hepatic, and splenic arteries, as well as the celiac trunk, are the second station of lymph nodes. Perineural, vascular, and lymphatic invasion are associated with a poor prognosis. Liver is the most common site (66%) of distant metastasis, followed by lymph nodes (22%). In advanced cases, lung metastasis also may occur.
In the US: Carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater is an uncommon tumor; fewer than 2000 cases are diagnosed per year. Ampullary cancer accounts for approximately 0.2% of all gastrointestinal tract malignancies and about 7% of all periampullary carcinomas. Adenocarcinoma of the ampulla of Vater is the second most common periampullary malignancy.
Internationally: Worldwide incidence is not known.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
This day I am celebrating my 26th Anniversary as Peri-Ampullary Cancer Survivor. I thank my family, relatives, friends, my Surgeon for t...
Herring (Sardinella) or tamban, salinyasi, tunsoy, in Tagalog are popular fishes in the Philippines which can be processed into sardines (...
Endoscopy pictures courtesy of GastroLab Hooray !!! May 16 will be my 17th anniversary as a cancer survivor. Had a whipple operation (pa...
A neighbor gave this plateful of Kamias today. What am I gonna do with this fruit? First I'm gonna eat them raw with some salt as dippin...